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  1. tablet2011

    tablet2011 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    im looking for a new Text message app and just wanted to know what the best ones to use are?

    I at the moment are using the Go Text message but would like to try a new one out.
     

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  2. colmmcgrath

    colmmcgrath Well-Known Member

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    Install the textPlus Free Text + Calls application. Free calls and texting from between US and Canada. Its a free app from the play store.
     
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    tablet2011 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Many thanks for that but im in the UK.
     
  4. colmmcgrath

    colmmcgrath Well-Known Member

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    Ok then you can go for the app Handcent SMS. The most ideal sms app for any android device in any country.
     
  5. justtom

    justtom Well-Known Member

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    I tried many if not all and in my opinion GoSMSPRO is the best all around message app followed closely by chompSMS
     
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    jp0469 Well-Known Member

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    +1
     
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    sookster54 Well-Known Member

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    Handcent for me, been using it for years.
     
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    JokaLo Well-Known Member

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    Handcent to me is gosms -3 I've used it all pretty much gosms is the best, or if you like speed just stay stock
     
  9. mauiblue

    mauiblue Well-Known Member

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    Another vote for Handcent. I'm sure there are other messaging apparel that does this or that and the other thing but Handcent has been working for me and don't see a need to change. Subscribed to their online services for only $10 a year and coupled with Swype, Smart keyboard, or Swiftkey, I'm good to go.
     
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    sanibel Well-Known Member

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    +1 Handcent
    (I use Text+ on my ipod ~ it's a fantastic option for non-phone devices.)
     
  11. vdastoli1

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    Use Handcent.
    My favorite features -
    - Pop up message no matter what you're doing allows you to easily reply
    - Can customize settings to accept MMS group messaging so you can group chat with Iphone users.
    - Can control sending long texts with "split 160"
    - Several other customizable features in settings that you can play with but those are probably my top 3 reasons why I use it.

    After you install it simply go to settings in your stock messenger and turn off all notifications, then I replaced the home messaging icon with Handcent.


    If you're also looking for a good replacement phone app that leverages ICS logic (I hate the stock app that SGS2 came with for Phone/Contacts) use ExDialer and ExContacts. Love the feature of swype right to call, swype left to text...
     
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